In 2012, the mighty HammerFall announced they would be taking a break in 2013 to come back in full force in 2014. After releasing the live DVD Gates Of Dalhalla and being quiet for most of this year, there is a new sign of life. It has just been announced that the new and yet untitled studio album of HammerFall will be released in August 2014. There will also be a single, released on vinyl and digitally, upfront in June. They really plan ahead.

This new album will mark a return to Fredrik Nordström, who worked with the band in their early days. Andreas Marschall, responsible for the first three HammerFall album covers, will create the new one as well.

Oscar Dronjak reveals: "We've all kept ourselves busy with various projects of a musical nature, but, man, it feels good to finally announce that we're going to release a new HammerFall album next year! The album is set for an August release, and we have already begun writing songs for it. It's always difficult to tell which direction we will end up going in when you're in the middle of it, but it feels like this will be a mix of the very best of what we have done over the years. The time off has given us perspective on a lot of things, and the new material seems to reflect this. We're all super excited to get this going again and bring you a revitalized and reenergized HammerFall!"

The band will also play at the 25th anniversary of the 2014 Wacken Open Air.

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak explains: "It's very fitting that, when Wacken celebrates its 25th anniversary, they will get a proper Glory To The Brave anniversary show. This will be a throwback show to the European gig that launched it all for us: Wacken Open Air 1997. The set list will consist of all the songs from the first album and we'll of course add some newer songs at the end. We will do this very unique show at Wacken and nowhere else, so if you miss it, you missed it."

Do you think the break will bring something refreshing to the follow-up to Infected?

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Posted: 05.12.2013 by BloodTears


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blackmat - 05.12.2013 at 18:07  
I hope this album will be beter then infected.
atkmetal123 - 05.12.2013 at 19:41  
Wouldn't it be better if they just finish the writing section then announce the release date ?
Metal Invader - 05.12.2013 at 21:05  
Written by blackmat on 05.12.2013 at 18:07

I hope this album will be beter then infected.

I dont like Infected so my hopes are the same
treptolemus - 05.12.2013 at 23:00  
"Andreas Marschall, responsible for the first three HammerFall album covers, will create the new one as well.

Well, this alone is promising for a start. I hope for a good album with some epic hammerfall turns and twists.
Empyror - 05.12.2013 at 23:10  
I liked Infected. The first song was a terrible way to open and set up the album, but there were some pretty killer songs on it. I thought it was much better than No Sacrifice, No Victory. That album felt like they were burnt out and just coasting on auto pilot.
The Shape 1973 - 08.12.2013 at 13:51  
Hearts On Fire, Hearts On Fire, burning, burning with desire.
Shmyt - 21.12.2013 at 11:24  
Infected was good but out of their usual...field?...I don't know the word for it but it had great songs so long as you ignored the zombie crap, if they remove that for the next album we all know it will be epic again but i really REALLY want them to just announce that it's back to the old style before we hear the single in June, and definitely before the release in August.

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